Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Rafting ride

Description

River rapids rides feature circular rafts comprised of two main components: the fiberglass body in which passengers are seated and the rubber ring upon which the body is secured. The rubber ring provides buoyancy as well as shock absorption for when rafts collide with an obstacle during the course of the ride. After leaving the station, the raft will enter relatively calm waters. After travelling a safe distance, the raft will enter more turbulent waters.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 2.2% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:169
Records that include age of victim:118(70%)
Records where accident type could be determined:151(89%)
Records with identifiable tradename:0(0%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.